Forget time management. Energy and attention is where it's at.
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Forget time management. Energy and attention is where it's at.

A field guide for the modern manager on how to build great teams, live in the now and guard energy and attention.

About the Book

This is a book about energy and attention, not time management.

We all get the same amount of time. No more, nor less, than anyone else.

But we don't all have the same amount of energy and attention.

Some people use their energy and attention wisely, some don't.

In this book I explain why living in the now is really all we can do, how to paint a picture of who you're striving to be, setting goals but using them to form routines, and where I believe effective managers could focus their energy and attention at work.

I cover one to ones, succession planning, training, systemic improvements and more.

If you're a manager trying to manage time, this book may be helpful for you. If you're not sure where to focus your energy and attention, then I have some ideas to help.

About the Author

Rob Lambert
Rob Lambert

Rob Lambert has been lucky enough to be part of some amazingly forward thinking companies. It lead to a rich understanding of how businesses succeed, but more importantly for Rob's life, a deep understanding of how to remain relevant and employable in ever changing markets. 

Rob teaches communication skills, how to be an amazing manager and how to remain employable in our changing world. He loves to teach and engage audiences through writing, podcasting and public presentations. 

He's a family man with three kids which keep him busy, but when he's not working, he's writing content. The thread that runs through it all is about constant change and personal growth. You'll see this in his books. 

Rob lives in Winchester, England with his family. He's also a keen photographer, podcaster and car enthusiast.  

He owns the Cultivated Management and Parent Brain brands.

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Table of Contents

  • Forget time management
  • The sand timer
  • The Pillars of Life
  • Where to focus energy and attention
  • Behaviours - a painted picture of who we wish to be
  • Goals and routines
  • Ideas on what to do as a manager
  • There is always too much to do
  • Put every day in order
  • Make all work visible
  • Containers and rules
  • Calendars for the win
  • The pain of email (and chat)
  • People
  • Succession planning
  • One-to-Ones
  • Coaching plans
  • Delegation is useful
  • Learning
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Performance management
  • Recruitment
  • Workplace efficiency
  • What problem are we trying to solve?
  • Don’t waste other people’s energy and attention
  • Avoid gossip
  • We don’t operate at 100%
  • Schedule leisure time
  • Schedule Tinker and Thinker time
  • Move fast
  • One thing at a time
  • Set deadlines
  • Trade your values wisely
  • Show them what a good manager does

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